Monthly Archives: March 2016

Assignment 2 Research: Shepherds, Herdsmen and Jean Mohr

In Another way of Telling (1) John Berger and Jean Mohr have created a book of photographs about the lives of mountain peasants. For Mohr it brings together seven years of photographing the farming families of Haute-Savoie which are presented with … Continue reading

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Assignment 2 Research: The Development of a Portrait Series – A Fortunate Man

Whilst researching the approach of photographers towards agriculture I looked at the work of Jean Mohr who collaborated on a number of books with John Berger. Berger and Mohr were particularly interested in the relationship between the written and visual narrative and … Continue reading

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Biographical Landscapes

In A Fortunate Man (1) John Berger offers the thought that “Landscapes can be deceptive. Sometimes a landscape seems to be less a setting for the life of its inhabitants than a curtain behind which their struggles, achievements and accidents take … Continue reading

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Same Background Different Model

Driving through Guildford last week I noticed that one of the shopping centres had posted a series of large scale posters with the tag line “What’s Your Fashion Statement?” which reminded me of Hans Eijkelboom’s ideas if not of his photos. … Continue reading

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Assignment 2 Research: The Portrayal of Farming

Initially I envisioned assignment 2 to be a series strongly referencing Julian Germain’s Every Minute …. (reviewed here), Kaylynn Deveney’s The Day-to-Life of Albert Hastings (reviewed here) and Nigel Shafran’s various portrait series of his wife Ruth (reviewed here) but … Continue reading

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Single Subject Series: Nigel Shafran

As previously discussed it is not unusual for a photographer to build up a portfolio of a single human subject based on someone with whom they have a close relationship such as Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe, Harry Callahan and his wife … Continue reading

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Single Subject Series: Kaylynn Deveney

It is not unusual for a photographer to build up a portfolio of a single human subject based on someone with whom they have a close relationship such as Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe, Harry Callahan and his wife Eleanor, David and … Continue reading

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